Complementary partners VIB and ILVO join forces

Strategic alliance between basic and applied research will accelerate breakthroughs in agriculture and the agrifood chain
On 15 January 2016, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) and the Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Research (ILVO) signed a strategic collaboration agreement. This unique alliance brings together two partners with complementary expertise, thereby creating a strong bridge between the research laboratory and the field. The VIB will be responsible for basic research and the ILVO will use applied research and field work to study the results in more depth. This combination of forces will mean that scientific discoveries can be translated more rapidly into tangible added value for farmers, society and the environment. The agreement was signed at the ILVO campus in Melle in the presence of Philippe Muyters, Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport.
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